Note: Not available in Premiere Pro or Vegas Pro.

Simulates the appearance of looking through a liquid surface.




Sets the depth of the body of water.

Refractive Index

Simulates the refractive index, which is the description of how light travels through a medium compared to in a vacuum. The default of 1.30 is set to the index for water.

Bottom Texture

Applies a texture to the bottom of the body.

Height Map

Adds displacement sourced from a separate layer.

Surface Texture

Applies a texture to the surface of the body.


The caustics effect can be lit by 3D light sources.

Environment Map

An environment map can be set to illuminate the effect.